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Medical Alumni Association of the University of Toronto

Toronto, Ontario
Grant of a Flag and Badge
September 16, 2002
Vol. IV, p. 233

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A standard, in hoist the Arms of the Medical Alumni Association of the University of Toronto as granted by me on the 22nd day of July 1998 and entered in Volume III, page 263 of the Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges of Canada (Argent semé of ankhs on a cross engrailed Sable between four bezants a lozenge Or charged with a staff of Aesculapius Vert all within a bordure compony Gules and Or counter-compony Or and Azure), the fly Or charged with the Crest of the said Association (Rising from a mound Vert between two acorns Or leaved Vert an oak tree Or leaved Vert fructed Or) between two representations of the Badge separated by two bends Argent fimbriated Azure inscribed SEMPER FLOREAT, meaning "May it flourish always", in letters Sable;


Encircled by a wreath of oak leaves Vert fructed Or, a lozenge Or charged with a rod of Aesculapius Vert within a bordure quartely Gules and Azure;



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The badge combines several symbols found in the arms of the Medical Alumni Association. The rod of Aesculapius is a traditional symbol of medicine. The lozenge features the colours of the Faculty, red, blue and gold. A circle of oak leaves and acorns, taken from the crests of the University, the Faculty of Medicine and the Medical Alumni Association, completes the design.


Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on December 20, 2003, in Volume 137, page 3980 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of Bruce Patterson, Saguenay Herald, assisted by the Heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority

Gordon Macpherson

Judith Bainbridge

Recipient Information

Civil Institution
University Association

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One or more entries related to this Recipient's emblems appear elsewhere in the Register: Volume III, p. 263.